Dr. Renee Harris

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baton Rouge, LA
39 years experience female

Locations

Associates in Women's Health

Baton Rouge, LA

Address

500 Rue de la Vie Drive, Suite 310, Baton Rouge, LA
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2252019955

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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283 Answers
22 Agrees
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Almost: You need about 500 calories more a day while breastfeeding, at the end of the pregnancy this was 300 calories. Fluids also help with mild production.
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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Depends: It depends on what kind of cyst it is and how big it is. An endometriotic cyst may shrink with certain medications, but usually requires surgery. Sim... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Need more informatio: It is unclear why you are asking thus question. Knowing mire inormation about why you are worried about your liver and pregnant would help us to guid... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Minimal: When you stop contraceptive medications, your cycles will return like they were before starting them. Usually the cycles are heavier and can be more p... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Probably yes: The color of the menstrual flow is not an indication of a problem. If you are having an odd colored discharge at other times, it could be a sign of a ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Breakthrough bleedin: It is not unusual to have irregular spotting when starting birth control pills. This usually resolves after a few months. The dizziness is not typical... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Multiple ways: Once endometriosis is diagnosed (usually with surgery), depending on the severity, it can be treated with hormone suppressing medications. Sometimes i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: If you had a hysterectomy and still have your ovaries, the endometriosis can recur. It can also recur after your ovaries are removed, but it is much ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Possible: Some studies have shown return of ovulation within 28 days of exclusive breastfeeding, so it is not a good method of contraception. There are many met... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Barrier methods: Using condoms with decrease the ability of the virus to transfer to your partner, however it is not perfect. Using antiviral medications, such as val... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: It can be difficult to find the fetal heart rate when it is little, and it is nothing to be worried about. In 2-4 weeks you should be able to feel fet... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Done: Those tests are the best way to test for the common and worst causes of pid. Pid causes pelvic pain and can lead to high fever and abscesses. If treat... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Getting into different positions and sleeping on your stomach when you are comfortable is fine.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Formulation: The depot form is made to be long acting.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: The pill can help suppress a functional cyst on the ovary and certainly won't harm an other type cysts.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Depends: It completely depends on the method of removal and the size of the cysts. Small cysts done through a laparoscope or robot recover very quickly. Large... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: I assume you mean starting them anytime. They need to be started within the first 7 days of bleeding. So if you start bleeding you can start the pills... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: That is not a symptom for an std.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: They are not related unless there is infection in the ovary, but there would be more symptoms like fever, severe pain, etc.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: There are no issues with congenital anomalies related to oral contraceptives.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: The day you start bleeding, or the sunday after you start bleeding.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Be reassured by seeing a heartbeat. That is more important than the lab work now. Congratulations.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Several: Progesterone only methods are the safest for you. These include the Progesterone only pill, mini-pill, or the iud- like mirena, (levonorgestrel) or t... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Multiple: There are many factors that affect a persons sexual desires. These can be hormonal, side effects of medication, pain with intercourse, and most freque... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Unsure of question: Please clarify what you mean. Are you a physician learning or a patient wanting the procedure?
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: Fibrous tumors of the uterus do not cause nausea and vomiting. The can cause pelvic preside and pain. Sometimes if they are very large, they can block... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: The hpv vaccine has been shown to be effective at your age. It won't prevent hpv from arising if you have already contracted it (and 85% of us have hp... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: If your tests were negative so far, your gyn may want to consider a diagnostic laparoscopy to see if you have endometriosis or scar tissue causing the... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Many things: This is not normal and needs to be evaluated. There are many causes of abnormal bleeding ranging from hormonal issues, lesions on the cervix, abnormal... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Many thngs: It could be pain from ovulation (mittleschmirtz), but many other things can cause pain. Bowel spasms or bladder spasms could feel the same. It us very... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Varies: Some women have no symptoms, others begin having breast tenderness and nausea starting about the time of the missed cycle. Each pregnancy can be diffe... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: Sudden nausea can be caused by many things and does not necessarily mean conception. Most women experience breast tenderness and a mild queasiness whe... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Available: There are many treatments for morning sickness. Some are over the counter and some are prescription. Emetrol is safe. 25mg of vitamin b6 with sominex ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Might be scar tissue: Sometimes we develop scar tissue internally from the surgery and this can cause pain. If your pelvic ultrasound and exam were normal and this pain bot... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Many thingd: Your nipples are hormones and touch sensitive. The fluctuation of your hormone levels that occur during the month or with pregnancy can cause soreness... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
It is pulled out: The strings are grasped after seeing them on a speculum exam. The strings are then pulled and the iud pops out. It rarely causes much more than a mi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Robotic manipulation: The robotic arms give the surgeon wrist like motion with the surgical tools to complete the surgery laparoscopically that in many case before we perfo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Usually not: Clindamycin is an antibiotic and it will kill "bad" bacteria as well as normal or "good" bacteria, but the vaginal tissues will usually recolonized wi... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: The hormones are removed from your body by your kidneys. I would recommend discussing the use of different types of birth control with both your nephr... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Very very low: We try to limit exposure to all medications during pregnancy, but there are no known problems with general anesthesia in pregnancy. The anesthesiologi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Menopause before the age of 40 is very rare naturally. Symptoms such as hot flashes or vagunal dryness however can occur for many reasons. If your cyc... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Depends: There are many variables involved to answer this question appropriately. A slow heart rate can be normal very early on. Later a very slow rate can sig... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Depends on position: A 19 week uterus reaches your navel. If you are sitting and leaning forward, it could nearly reach some ribs. Remember that your intestines are push... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Same as not pregnant: The wasp sting will not affect the fetus. If the mother has a severe allergic reaction, such as anaphylaxis, where the mother is critically ill, the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Hyperemesis: The high hormone level of pregnancy are associated with nausea and vomiting. You tend to be hypersensitive to smells and taste. Not drinking when you ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Milk production can be triggered by nipple/breast stimulation and has been used to allow adoptive mothers to breast feed. The success is variable.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Depends: A cyst on the ovary usually doesn't cause swollen lymph glands. Cysts on the ovary can be normal, functional, or abnormal. You should discuss the find... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
You : You need to be evaluated soon for the bleeding. It is possible to become very anemic from bleeding associated with fibroids tumors in the uterus. If t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not necessaril: The bleeding after intercourse can be caused by many thing, rarely from being pregnant. Most commonly there is an irritation of the cerx that gets tra... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Peace of mind: The surgery will provide relief from the problems that need the treatment. You will be asleep whole time. Afterward you have small incisions that are... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 2, 2012
Dr. Harris is a wonderful doctor. She has gotten me through a lot and been there for me as a stabilizing factor when I was going through two miscarriages. Medically, her advice has always been spot o...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Harris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Harris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thankyou very much! not looking forward to the heavier periods! Just remember how heavy and painful they were in highschool before iI got on the pill!
HealthTap member
But I stepped on one and it stung under my toe then the pain stopped in my feet and I felt it coming up my leg. And now my feet is swollen
HealthTap member
thank you. im 20 and some months i have a cycle and some months i don't and my husband and i never use any form of contraception

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Baton Rouge, LA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Louisiana - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Baton Rouge, LA - Winter
2013
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